On September 21, 1904 the brothers Hendrik A. and Bernadus J. founded the first Bakels Company in Amsterdam.

To a large extent, today's Bakels Group is based on Bernard J.'s vision and lifetime achievement. In 1943, he established the first production site in Nordbakels, Sweden.

It is owed to investments, innovation and successful products that Bakels Group used to grow by one more company in each decade until he died 1986.

By remaining a private company owned by a foundation established by Bernard J. Bakels, we have grown to become a group that is active on all five continents and comprises nearly 40 individual companies.

However, the success enjoyed by Bakels Group is not only based on investments in production sites and innovation. It is also owed to our employees and their more than 100 year old commitment to our company. More than ever, we invest in our staff's profound training related to professional baking industry.

In a number of Bakels sites we established special training centers. Qualified Bakels staff will happily help our customers to gain new or improve their existing expertise.